Philip Seymour Hoffman may reunite with his Capote director Bennett Miller for the adaptation of Michael Lewis’ Moneyball. Variety reports that the Oscar-winning actor is in talks along with Robin Wright to co-star alongside Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill in the baseball statistics movie. Okay, here’s a better description:
Based on Michael Lewis’ nonfiction book, story centers on the 2002 Oakland Athletics, who were led by general manager Billy Beane (Pitt) to an excellent season despite having the lowest payroll in the Major Leagues. Hoffman would play team manager Art Howe, who frequently clashed with Beane over strategic decisions.
After falling apart last June after Sony pulled the plug on the project three days before filming was to commence, Moneyball is now scheduled to go in front of cameras in July.